Dr Aliki Myrto Perysinaki

Liverpool School of Art and Design

Dr Perysinaki's role as a Studio Design Tutor spans across undergraduate and postgraduate Architecture programmes. She tutors and lectures with undergraduate cohorts in Design, History and Theory, and Technology and Practice; and she runs modules focusing on Climate change. In the postgraduate programmes (MArch and MA in Urban Design), she is a Studio Design Tutor and Specialist Study Tutor, guiding students through the development of dissertations and design projects. As part of her teaching delivery, she runs design projects focusing on contemporary housing design in urban areas. She is currently preparing an MA on Housing Design, Policy and Social Agency intended to address the housing subject examining the socio-political context of housing design, affordability, shortage, supply and sustainability. Drawing upon both her research and teaching activity, her work is intended to impel a critique of current housing standards, policy and residential form.

Dr Perysinaki's research focuses primarily on the influence of sustainable development on the architectural design process, developing a critical understanding of architecture - as process and profession - through what she defines as ‘complexity’ and ‘complex design process’. In addition to publications and presentations at international conferences in this field (including a shortlisted article for the Housing category for the RIBA Presidents Medals for Research 2017), her current work examines the links between sustainability and tradition, the transformation of urbanscapes due to climatic change and the potential of housing typologies to provide affordable design.

Dr Perysinaki's PhD in Architecture and Urbanism was awarded the Prize of PhD Thesis and Research in Architecture by the Academy of Architecture in France.


Greek, Modern (1453-)
Spanish; Castilian


2014, Paris West University Nanterre La Défense (France) and School of Planning and Media Design, Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden), France, PhD in Architecture and Urbanism
2009, ENSA Versailles - Pantheon-Sorbonne University, France, Master 2 Historical gardens, Cultural heritage and Landscape
2009, School of Architecture Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Post-master in Conception-Space-Civilisation, Architecture-Design of space
2007, School of Architecture Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Diploma of Architect Engineer

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Architecture, School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - present


Perysinaki AM. 2018. Re-enchanting architecture. L’impact de la réglementation liée au bâtiment et au territoire sur le processus de création en architecture Mantziaras P, Vigano P. Urbanism of hope. Designing horizons of expectations/Urbanisme de l’espoir. Projeter des horizons d’attente :75-89 MētisPresses. Genève 978-2940563364 Publisher Url

Perysinaki AM, Hudson J. 2017. Learning from Increments: Towards a Sustainable Design Strategy for Housing Martindale KA, Dixon D. RIBA President’s Awards for Research Shortlist 2017 :203-230 RIBA Publishing. London

Hudson J, Perysinaki AM. 2017. Learning from Increments: Towards A Sustainable Design Strategy for Housing RIBA President's award for Research 2017 - Shortlist :1-235 RIBA Publishing. London, UK

Perysinaki AM, Hilaire P. 2016. Introduction partie 3 : Architecture et paysage urbain en transition : vers une ville résiliente, énergies renouvelables, biodiversité Jeudy O, Nussaume Y, Perysinaki A-M. Paysages urbains [parisiens] et risques climatiques :141-144 Archibooks. Paris

Perysinaki AM, Nussaume Y. 2015. “Critical perspectives on sustainable development: reading the pillars in the architectural design process of Wang Shu” KHAN MAHSUD AZ, ALLACKER K. Architecture and Sustainability: Critical Perspectives for Integrated Design. Generating Sustainability concepts from Architectural Perspectives :237-240 ACCO. Leuven

Perysinaki AM. 2014. Postface CONTAL MH. Ré-enchanter le monde :149-151 Éditions Alternatives. Paris

Perysinaki AM, BRUTER J. 2014. La perception du paysage dans le processus de création architecturale chez Wang Shu. Analyse du campus Xiangshan de l’Université des Beaux Arts de Hangzhou Landscape versus architecture: (in) distinction and (in)discipline 13 :37-51 Cahiers thématiques ENSAP Lille. Lille

Perysinaki AM. 2012. Évolution des publications autour de l’architecture durable Cahiers de la recherche architecturale et urbaine 26-27 :66-75 Les éditions du patrimoine. Paris

Perysinaki AM. 2012. Les constructeurs et la maison individuelle soutenable NUSSAUME Y, PERYSINAKI AM, SERY J. La maison individuelle : vers des paysages soutenables ? :102-133 Éditions de la Villette. Paris

Perysinaki A, Nussaume Y, Sery J. 2012. La maison individuelle : vers des paysages soutenables ?: Introduction La maison individuelle : vers des paysages soutenables ? :5-12 Éditions de la Villette. Paris

Perysinaki A. Reporting from the front: How socio-economic non-conformities revolutionise architecture as a political act. In other words, how far does architecture go? Rajendran L, Odeleye N-D, Can A. Learning Resilience from the Global South: Re-conceptualising informalities as an urban planning and design paradigm Routledge

Conference publication

Perysinaki AM, Hudson J. 2017. Learning from Increments: Towards a Sustainable Design Strategy for Housing Wroot I. Government and Housing in a Time of Crisis: Policy, Planning, Design and Delivery :121-130

Perysinaki AM. 2013. Architecture as a cultural Vector: the case of school infrastructure in Vorarlberg Landscape & Imagination. Towards a new baseline for education in a changing world :457-462

Perysinaki AM, SERY J. 2011. Towards a Sustainable Detached House:the ‘Constructeur’s’ answer? ENHR (European Network for Housing Research) - Journée Jeunes Chercheurs, “Mixité : an urban and housing issue? Mixing people, housing and activities as the urban challenge for the future” Publisher Url

Perysinaki AM. 2011. The influence of ‘milieu’ in the architecture and landscape production Landscape and sustainable development 2005-2011

Perysinaki AM. 2011. The influence of environmental questions in the architectural process 11th National Conference of architects “The profession of the architect”

Perysinaki AM. 2008. The ‘empty’ as space of nomadic inhabitation. The consideration of walking as architectural tool Transformations and (Dis)continuities: Practices, Policies and Views on Urban Space

Perysinaki AM. L’impact des changements climatiques sur l’architecture Ce que font les changements climatiques à l’architecture

Perysinaki A. ‘Scales of environment’ or dressing a building in layers: spatial ambiguity as an environmental, economic and social matter The City and Complexity – Life, Design and Commerce in the Built Environment


Perysinaki AM. 2016. Northern Powerhouse, a research brief for RIBA


Perysinaki AM. 2009. Faced with a food and energy crisis, how can society improve its well-being?

Journal article

Perysinaki A. “How do waterscape projects combine landscape design and natural processes to create dialogues that engage both culture and nature? The case of the Boston park system and the solar city" Environmental Sciences Journal (Çevre Bilimleri Dergisi),